Cosmology and the Evolution of the Universe available in Hardcover
This volumes in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series covers the current scientific understanding of the creation and evolution of the universe.
Cosmology and the Evolution of the Universe provides readers with an up-to-date survey of the current scientific understanding of how the universe has evolved in the almost 14 billion years since the Big Bang. Scientifically sound and written with the student in mind, it is an excellent first step for students researching the science of cosmology and a resource for all who wish to know more about the evolution of the universe.
Cosmology and the Evolution of the Universe discusses all areas of what is known about the subject. Topics include: the large-scale structure of the universe; the discovery and importance of cosmic microwave background radiation; and the forces and particles involved in the evolution of the universe. The book even tackles that most provocative of questions: How will the universe end?
• Thematic chapters enhance understanding of the broad concepts presented
• 66 illustrations make it easier for students to grasp the subjects discussed
• A glossary of scientific and astrology-related terms facilitates reading and understanding
• A bibliography of useful resources puts readers on the right track to learn more about the subjects discussed
About the Author
Martin Ratcliffe teaches cosmology at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.